Uploaded on Dec 9, 2009
Greets friends! Here is one of George Gershwin's most famous compositions, "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess.
This is an easy tune to learn, and a hard one to master. Everyone can kind of play it!
There is a pretty serious range of versions of this one, from John Coltrane's to Miles Davis, to Ella & Louis and on down the line. Wes Montgomery's song "Four on Six" is based on the Summertime chord progression. It is subject to many different interpretations.
I gave is a 12/8 blues feel which was very influenced feel wise by my mentor MIke Longo's big band chart of his own tune,
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